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Published on November 1, 2008

Author: vacoka

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Humour in the ESL/EFL Classroom

Cognitive Without a sense of humor, everyday life could become pretty boring. Humour in the English classroom has more than just the ‘effect to induce laughter’.

Without a sense of humor, everyday life could become pretty boring.

Humour in the English classroom has more than just the ‘effect to induce laughter’.

Benefits of humor in TESL *Affective Filter Hipothesis (Kraschen) implied that our pedagogical goals should not only include supplying comprehensible input, but also creating a situation that encourages a low filter. Increases Motivation and Self-confidence. Creates a Positive Classroom Atmosphere . It Bridges the Broad Gap Between Teachers and Students. "What is learned with laughter is learned well"

*Affective Filter Hipothesis (Kraschen) implied that our pedagogical goals should not only include supplying comprehensible input, but also creating a situation that encourages a low filter.

Increases Motivation and Self-confidence.

Creates a Positive Classroom Atmosphere .

It Bridges the Broad Gap Between Teachers and Students.

"What is learned with laughter is learned well"

 

Types of Humor in Teaching Textual  Stories, Jokes Pictorial  Cartoons, Comics Action/Games  Theatre, Video, Role play, Simulation, Contests Verbal  Puns, Word games, Acronyms

Don't try too hard. Do what fits your personality. Don't use private humour . Make humour an integral part of your class, rather than something special. Be careful not to overuse it, it could lose its value and effect. Using humour, like teaching, has to be well prepared.

Don't try too hard.

Do what fits your personality.

Don't use private humour .

Make humour an integral part of your class, rather than something special.

Be careful not to overuse it, it could lose its value and effect.

Using humour, like teaching, has to be well prepared.

 

Guidelines on using humor in TESL Smile/Be lighthearted. 2. Be spontaneous/natural. 3. Foster an informal climate/be conversational and loose. 4. Begin class with a thought for the day, a poem, a short anecdote, or a humorous example. 5. Use stories and experiences that emerge from the subject matter. 6. Relate things to the everyday life of students. 7. Plan lectures/presentations in short segments with humor injected. 8. Encourage a give-and-take climate between yourself and students. 9. Ask students to supply you with some of their jokes, stories, or anecdotes, Share these. 10. Tell a joke or two. Do outrageous things. Admit you're no good at it. Appear human.

Smile/Be lighthearted.

If at first you don't succeed…skydiving is not for you.

No, it was yester die “ Did I come here to die ?” Phonology

Morphology Collie + Malamute Commute, a dog that travels to work

Lexicon A: “Waiter, do you serve crabs here?” asks a customer. B: “We serve everybody. Just have a seat at this table, sir.” - Call me a taxi. - OK, you're a taxi. Crab : a cranky person or a marine crustacean.

Syntax The dean announced that he is going to stop drinking on campus. No kidding! Next thing you know he’ll want us to stop drinking too

Give students silly topics to write about, eg: “ Why do I like being a German Shepard” “ A day in a pencil’s life” “ Things that you can do while you wait for the bell to ring” “ 25 reasons that I consider there must be classes on Saturdays and Sundays” “ Grandma’s cooking book: How to cook a wolf” “ Snowhite writes a letter to the author complaining that the mirror is foggy” Writing

Give students silly topics to write about, eg:

“ Why do I like being a German Shepard”

“ A day in a pencil’s life”

“ Things that you can do while you wait for the bell to ring”

“ 25 reasons that I consider there must be classes on Saturdays and Sundays”

“ Grandma’s cooking book: How to cook a wolf”

“ Snowhite writes a letter to the author complaining that the mirror is foggy”

Teacher, Stacy took my pencil and she won’t give it to me.

Discipline Official complainer application Date…………………. Full Name……………….. Address…………………. City, state……………………….Zip code………………… Phone number…………..Age…………….Grade………….. Favourite subject……………………Favourite colour………. Favourite book…………………………………………... Name of father or tutor…………………………………. Name of mother…………………………………………. Name of teacher…………………………………………. References (name 3 people that know you)……………….. ………………………………………………………………… .. Name of people related with the complain……………….. Complain………………………………………………….

Discipline Problem’s grade of importance. Mark the correspondent number according to the following scale: Insignificant (2) Mínimal (3) Regular (4) Big (5) Extraordinary What kind of action would you suggest? Appologise Peer mediation Talk with the teacher Reunion with headmaster Intervention of the highest authorities of school Other:………………………………………………

Problem’s grade of importance.

Mark the correspondent number according to the following scale:

Insignificant (2) Mínimal (3) Regular (4) Big (5) Extraordinary

What kind of action would you suggest?

Appologise

Peer mediation

Talk with the teacher

Reunion with headmaster

Intervention of the highest authorities of school

Other:………………………………………………

Classroom decoration Bright colours Hang funny posters or phrases Create signs: - For Rent / - Drive thru / -Deliveries on the back / - No parking / - No barking / - Do not feed the animals, etc. No applicants Leave a tip when you leave Wild animals ????????

Bright colours

Hang funny posters or phrases

Create signs: - For Rent / - Drive thru / -Deliveries on the back / - No parking / - No barking / - Do not feed the animals, etc.

Who am I? I am a/an Chilean. I was born years ago in . When my father first saw me, he said, “ !” I am meters tall, have brown eyes, and a/an complexion. My hobby is collecting . I always speak , and I have made several motion pictures. I am married to , the well-known Hollywood . I have given away thousands of to charity. My most prominent physical characteristics are my nose and my large . Who am I? Answer: I am Adjective Number Geographical Location Exclamation Number Adjective Adjective Plural noun Adverb Adjective Person in room Noun Plural noun Adjective Noun Another person in room

 

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